Hal

[ hal ]
/ hæl /

noun

a male given name, form of Harold.

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Definition for Hal (2 of 3)

HAL

abbreviation

halogen lamp: The KL 1500 HAL is a 150-watt halogen cold light source.

Definition for Hal (3 of 3)

hal-

variant of halo- before a vowel: halite.
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British Dictionary definitions for Hal

hal-

combining form

a variant of halo-
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Medical definitions for Hal

hal-

pref.

Variant ofhalo-
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